Category Archives: Toys

Mattel Unveils San Diego Comic Con Exclusive 1989 Batmobile Set

Mattel is celebrating Batman’s 80th anniversary and the 30th anniversary of Tim Burton’s Batman with an exclusive Hot Wheels set that will be available at San Diego Comic Con.

The set includes the iconic Batmobile from the 1989 film, along with a miniature die-cast figure of Michael Keaton’s Batman. The set also includes a shell that fits over the Batmobile and replicates the armored version of the car from the film. This set will cost $25 and you can pre-order it from Mattel on Monday, June 17.

In order to receive your pre-sale purchase, you will need to stop by the Mattel Booth (#2945) during regular SDCC hours to confirm your purchase. Mattel will ship your order after the event ends.

Advertisements
Tagged , , , ,

McDonalds Toy Story 4 Happy Meal Toys

Starting June 11, ten McDonald’s Happy Meal toys will be available for guests to collect and build their own carnival. In addition to the toy, each Happy Meal toy bag will have a ticket that can be scanned in the McDonald’s app for exclusive opportunities and content. 

You could win a family vacation for four to Walt Disney World Resort or you could win one of millions of Happy Meal or other food prizes. Get a game ticket for four with each Toy Story 4 Happy Meal and use the App to enter for your chance to win, and earn credits for even more family fun in our Rewards Store.

The Happy Meal box will also have augmented reality features that can be unlocked in the Snapchat app.

Download the McDonald’s app HERE.

Tagged , , , ,

Star Wars The Vintage Collection Archive Edition Book

Blue Milk LLC has launched Star Wars: The Vintage Collection Archive Edition book on crowd-funding site Kickstarter. Starting from $50 for early bird backers, the Star Wars: The Vintage Collection Archive Edition is a comprehensive historical manuscript and detailed visual archive of one of Hasbro’s most popular lines of 3.75-inch Star Wars action figures, The Vintage Collection (TVC).

Written by Derryl DePriest, former Vice President of Global Brand Management and Star Wars brand team leader at Hasbro, the book comprises approximately 300 pages detailing TVC action figures, creatures, vehicles and playsets. Each item in the collection will feature a write-up informed by inside knowledge from the design and marketing team, and will be accompanied by crisp, high-resolution photos. The volume will be printed on premium-quality paper, bound in a deluxe hardcover.

“The Vintage Collection is one of the greatest toy lines of all time, offering an incredible balance between source material accuracy, detail and playability,” according to DePriest. “Our goal with The Vintage Collection Archive Edition is to pay tribute to this amazing series and the team that created it, offering spectacular photography and new insights for the long-time fan while acting as a primer covering the entire series for the newer collector.”

Joining DePriest are co-authors D. Martin Myatt and Rich Alot. The trio will self-publish the book under their newly formed company Blue Milk LLC. Steve Sansweet, Star Wars super-collector and President and CEO of Rancho Obi-Wan, will write the foreword.

“Introduced in 2010 with roots in the legendary 1978 Kenner Star Wars toy line, The Vintage Collection has grown to include hundreds of figures, vehicles, and special sets. Keeping track of everything available is challenging, and The Vintage Collection Archive Edition will be an invaluable resource to fans and collectors alike,” Sansweet says.

The book’s Kickstarter campaign offers a variety of backer rewards for those supporting the project, including a TVC compendium poster by Kim Simmons, Kenner’s principal Star Wars photographer between 1981-2000. In another tie to the original toy line, the poster uses the actual yellow background seen on Star Wars action figure packaging in the ’80s. In addition to the backer rewards, the campaign has stretch goals to unlock more content and chapters.

Book Specs:

– Deluxe hardcover in an 9.25 x 11.5 inch (23.5 x 29.5 cm) format
– Professionally designed layout with easy to use reference guide featuring high-resolution photos and detailed write ups printed on premium quality paper
– Comprehensively covers every The Vintage Collection (TVC) 3.75-inch action figure, creature, vehicle and playset.
– Chapter breaks with full-page width photos inspired by classic Kenner-era packaging
– Additional content unlocked with stretch goals
– Approximately 300 pages
– December 2019 delivery

You can back the Star Wars: The Vintage Collection Archive Edition book on its Kickstarter page now; starting at $50 for Early Bird backers. Click HERE for more information!

Tagged , , ,

Vinyl Conflict: The World of Godzilla Toys Exhibition & Auction Catalog

On the occasion of Godzilla’s 65th anniversary and in celebration of the newest feature length, Summer blockbuster movie, Godzilla: King of the Monsters by Legendary Pictures, Peekaboo Gallery is proud to offer the exclusive, limited edition show catalog for their exhibition and auction event, Vinyl Conflict: The World of Godzilla Toys. 

The genre of Godzilla and kaiju toy collecting is as imaginative as it is diverse.  Over the past fifty years, the toys to come out of Japan on the subject are so numerous, very few definitive visual accounts have been attempted.  With this unrivaled exhibition of a singular, curated collection, the gallery has gathered the finest Godzilla collectables in one place.

Vinyl Conflict: The World of Godzilla Toys will perhaps be one of the definitive art books on the subject of Godzilla collectables.  Almost 300 full-color pages, expert photography, over 1200 items gathered into 850 lots, historical introductions and a themed progression of Godzilla toy history; This book is what Godzilla fans have been waiting for.  The cover and main show illustration is by rock-star illustrator and graphic artist, Tom Whalen!  Historical intros by Godzilla collectable author, Sean Linkenback. 

This limited edition, silver foil hardcover commemorative catalog will be available only in-person at the touring exhibition or on the Peekaboo Gallery website.

Order HERE.

– Silver Foil Hardcover Book
– Almost 300 Full Color Pages
– Over 1200 Items in 850 Lots
– Measures 11.25″ x 9.25″, Art Stock 86 lb Paper, Sewn Binding
– $49.95 plus shipping

Tagged ,

Mega Construx Probuilder Masters of The Universe Castle Grayskull

Castle Grayskull was built to protect an unknown source of power – and now you can too! Discover all of Grayskull’s mysteries when you assemble more than 3,600 pieces to recreate this authentically-detailed and completely faithful castle. 

Grayskull opens wide to reveal working weapons and launchers, a throne room with surprises, working elevator, and drawbridge that opens and closes. This collectors set also includes 6 micro action figures: He-Man, Skeletor, Man-at-Arms, Teela, Beast Man, and the exclusive Sorceress!​ 

    

Order HERE for $249.99.

Tagged , ,

LEGO Star Wars BOOST Droid Commander Set

Today, the LEGO Group unveils the latest addition to its much-loved Star Wars range – and it’s something even Yoda’s Force sense didn’t see coming. The new LEGO Star Wars BOOST Droid Commander set offers all the creativity and coding fun of LEGO BOOST alongside the chance to build three of the film franchise’s most iconic droids: R2-D2; the Gonk Droid; and the Mouse Droid.

It’s the first time the intuitive drag-and-drop LEGO BOOST coding technology has been used in a LEGO licensing product. With the technology overhauled to match the LEGO Star Wars galaxy, the result is a whole new play experience in which kids and parents can team up to build, code and play with the droids, then create their own Star Wars stories and battlegrounds with inspiration from 40+ interactive missions. What’s more, every time they play with this LEGO Star Wars brick galaxy of lovable droids, they will also be honing their STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths) skills, which are ever more important for children in today’s digital world.

Launching globally September 1, 2019 just in time to mark the upcoming release of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker , all three droids (R2-D2, Gonk Droid and Mouse Droid) included in the set are great fun to build, code and play with, and completely customizable for every child.

Product Facts:

– The set includes a color & distance sensor, interactive motor, Bluetooth (Move Hub) and 1,177 pieces – enough to build all three lovable R2-D2 robot, Gonk Droid and Mouse Droid, each coming with their own personalities, skills, and authentic Star Wars sounds and music
– R2-D2 measures over 7” (20cm) high and 5” (14cm) wide. LEGO Gonk Droid measures over 7” (18cm) high, 3” (9cm) wide and 6” (16cm) long. LEGO Mouse Droid measures over 5” (14cm) high, 3” (9cm) wide and 6” (17cm) long.
– Free LEGO BOOST Star Wars app is available for selected iOS, Android and Fire smart devices. Using the app, young commanders can build the droids, insert the Bluetooth- controlled Move Hub into the droid they want to see solve each of the 40+ missions, and bring it to life using the intuitive drag-and-drop coding environment.

Tagged , ,

KillKat Evil Wafers By Andrew Bell

Toy designer Andrew Bell of Dead Zebra asks the question, “Are sugary treats killing us?”

Bell’s vinyl collectible inspired by a certain popular candy bar gives new meaning to the words “Dark Chocolate”!

This sweet and psycho conjoined confection comes in a candy wrapper style package and can be ordered in the regular 6″ size for $40 or the 14.5″ King Size variant for $130.

Tagged , , ,

Funko Plans To Open Giant Toy Store In Hollywood In 2019

Funko, the ubiquitous pop-culture toy maker has plans to open up a nearly 40,000-square-foot store in Los Angeles later this year.

“So many people are looking for an experience when they shop — not just buying things,” Funko CEO Brian Mariotti told CNN Business in an interview. “This is retail times pop culture.”

Funko CEO Brian Mariotti

Funko is known for its vinyl figures that are based on popular movie, TV and comic book characters. It also reproduces real life athletes. The company has licenses with most big studios, including Disney (DIS) for its Marvel, Pixar and Star Wars characters, Warner Bros. for the DC Comics and Harry Potter franchises as well as Pokémon.

The LA store will be located on Hollywood Boulevard, not far from the famous TCL Chinese Theatre. It will neighbor a Shake Shack and SoulCycle — in other words, trendy. Mariotti said the company is targeting both tourists and local residents.

Funko already runs a retail outlet at its corporate headquarters in Everett, Washington. Mariotti said that when the company opened that store up, he thought it would be a hit with pop culture enthusiasts and Funko employees. The store wound up exceeding those expectations.

Mariotti said moms with young kids are big fans. Many customers are repeat visitors, too. That proved to Funko that it might be a good idea to set up shops in cities that could attract a mix of local fans and enthusiasts willing to travel to the store.

The new Hollywood location will let customers pose with life-size Funko figures and sit in a toy version of the Batmobile, he said.

He added that the company was still working with the building developer and local officials in Los Angeles, so the store won’t be ready for a while. But he hopes to open it in time for Halloween. Parts of the store are being built in Washington and shipped down to California.

Tagged , , ,

Funko Celebrates Batman’s 80th Anniversary With New Vinyl Figures

Funko is celebrating 8 decades of the Dark Knight with these Batman Pop!’s Each vinyl figure portrays the caped crusader in some of his most memorable time periods!

Batman 80th – Batman First Appearance (1939) Pop! Vinyl Figure By Funko

Celebrate 80 years of the Dark Knight with this Batman Pop! Vinyl Figure by Funko, depicting Batman’s first appearance in Detective Comics #27 from 1939. Presented in window box packaging, this collectible vinyl figure is perfect for displaying on your desk or shelf. Measures approximately 3 3/4-inches tall.

Order HERE for $14.95.

Batman 80th – Batman (1989) Pop! Vinyl Figure By Funko

Celebrate 80 years of the Dark Knight with this Batman (1989) Pop! Vinyl Figure by Funko, depicting Batman’s appearance from the 1989 film. Presented in window box packaging, this collectible vinyl figure is perfect for displaying on your desk or shelf. Measures approximately 3 3/4-inches tall.

Order HERE for $14.95.

Batman 80th – Batman Forever (1995) Pop! Vinyl Figure By Funko

Celebrate 80 years of the Dark Knight with this Batman Forever (1995) Pop! Vinyl Figure by Funko, depicting Batman’s appearance from the 1995 film. Presented in window box packaging, this collectible vinyl figure is perfect for displaying on your desk or shelf. Measures approximately 3 3/4-inches tall.

Order HERE for $14.95.

Batman 80th – Batman & Robin (1972) Pop! Comic Moments Vinyl Figures By Funko

Celebrate 80 years of the Dark Knight with the Caped Crusader and the Boy Wonder with these Batman & Robin (1972) Pop! Comic Moments Vinyl Figures by Funko. Based on their appearance from the Bronze Age of comics, these vinyl figures measure approximately 3 3/4 inches and come in a beautiful window display box.

Order HERE for $29.95.

Batman 80th – Batman & The Joker (1989) Pop! Movie Moments Vinyl Figures By Funko

Celebrate 80 years of the Dark Knight with Batman and the Joker with these Batman & the Joker (1989) Pop! Movie Moments Vinyl Figures by Funko. This Movie Moments collectible captures their ultimate confrontation from the 1989 film and measures approximately 3 3/4 inches. Comes in window box packaging — perfect for displaying on your desk or shelf.

Order HERE for $29.95.

Batman 80th – 1950s Batmobile Pop! Rides Vinyl Figure By Funko

Celebrate 80 years of the Dark Knight with one of his iconic rides — the 1950s Batmobile. Presented in window box packaging, this figure celebrates the Golden Age of comics and is perfect for displaying on your desk or shelf.

Order HERE for $29.95.

Tagged , , , ,

NECA Bob Ross Action Figure

Bob Ross, beloved host of the mega-popular television show The Joy of Painting, is the latest addition to NECA’s line of clothed action figures. Millions of people around the world are familiar with his soothing voice and amazing ability to bring beautiful scenes to life from blank canvas to completion in each half-hour episode.

Standing at 8″ tall and fully articulated, Bob Ross wears his signature look from The Joy of Painting and will create a happy little space on your shelf.

Purchase HERE for $33.

Tagged
Advertisements
Advertisements
%d bloggers like this: